Thursday, September 1, 2016

Simon Says: Anything Goes



The current Wednesday Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp blog is "Anything Goes", so here goes:

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I used the Die Impression technique Jennifer McGuire explained on her blog HERE for my background using a set of Nestabilitie Oval dies.

The Dog stamp is from Tim Holtz's "Crazy Dogs" and the sentiments are from two different SSS sets, "All Boy" and "Big Birthday Wishes".

Have a blessed day!


It's A String Thing #160

I managed to make some time to participate in Adele's latest Zentangle Challenge.  You can find all the details on her blog HERE.  We were to use the tangles Fengle and Shattuck.  It's been a while since I actually played with these two.

I found the string that was offered as the starting point a bit of a challenge for these two tangles, but seeing as a string is only a suggestion, it wasn't long into my tangling when the pen did its own thing in true Zentangle style.  I used a little bit of Striping to embellish the one Fengle. So here is my first tile:

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I wasn't entirely happy with this one and decided to tackle another tile, this time a Renaissance tile, here it is, it made me a little happier as I ignored the string altogether.  For this one I used the tangle A-Dalpha to decorate the inside of Fengle.

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Have a lovely day.  Today we celebrate Spring Day here in South Africa, although I still think officially it's on the 21st.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SSS: Things With Wings Wednesday Challenge



Oh WOW, I made a card!  I found some time in this crazy life to make something that always brings me happiness.  And I love butterflies, so this weeks' Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp was the perfect one for me!

Here is my card:


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I dug into my SSS Monthly card kits of years gone by and sound some lovely cardstock and designer papers to put this card together.  The stamps I used are:

Magnolia Blooms by Clearly Besotted
Flora & Fauna by WPlus9
Urban Tapestry by Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz Collection)

I double stamped the sentiment purposely off the edge, once with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and once with gold ink to correspond with those lovely gold spots on the patterned paper.

Off to find some more time to make some more cards!

Have a blessed day xx

Sunday, June 19, 2016

With Sympathy

Try as I  might I don't seem to be able to get my act together to keep this blog regular.  It's not so much the blog that's eating at me, it's more that I can't seem to find a reasonable block of time to craft anymore.  Life just seems busy, and most likely busy with mundane things!

Here is a Sympathy card I made yesterday when a friend called and said she needed a few cards.

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I used a Tim Holtz stencil to create the background which almost looks like rain actually.  The stamped image is one from Penny Black , the sentiment is from PTI.

It's Father's Day here in South Africa, so after a nice breakfast my husband has gone to do what he likes most, and that is stand up paddle boarding.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Just a quick post as we are off on a 3 hour road trip to watch our daughter play in a 30 minute hockey match, and then driving back!  The things we do for our children!

Here is a quick card I made the other day when I had friends over crafting and my one friend was going to discard the embossed panel you will see on my card.  I said, no, no, no, I am sure I can make something with that!  (Sound familiar?)

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It's been a while since I used my embossing folders.  I inked the colder itself in order for the "daisies" to stand out.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Paper Players Challenge #296

I'm not sure if I have ever played at Paper Players before but I like the variety of challenges they have every month.  This week it's a Sketch Challenge which you can find by clicking HERE.  This is the sketch on offer:


It's a nice sketch with many possibilities.  I decided I needed a masculine card for just in case and went with a mixture of blues.  I used the Trendy Treetops stamp set from PTI.  Here is my card, I took minimal liberties when following the sketch and I like how it turned out.

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That tree is simply too cute.  I popped the heart up after stamping and fussy cutting it and then covered it with some Glossy Accents.  While I was at it I decided to make a quick one layer CAS card to add to my collection for a rainy day (this is not for the challenge of course.)

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I doodled a border around it with a black micron pen for fun.

Have a blessed day!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Purely Zentangle

Here are some Zentangle tiles I did recently, two of them were for challenges.

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We had to use two specific tangles:

SKYE by Margaret Bremner
ANTIDOTS by Anita Roby-Lavery

SKYE is brand spanking new and I need a lot of practice, a lot!  It still feels too calculated for me. You'll see I did one with sort of wobbly lines, that was intentional, I wanted to see what it would looked like.  I'm going to have to loosen up a bit more in order to enjoy this one properly.


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DIVA Weekly Challenge #268: A Bit-o-Black

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I enjoyed this one!  The tangles used are Fugu, Crescent Moon, Batumder and Meringue

And this was a just for fun one!

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Here I tangled with Fife, KRLI-Q's, Ellish, Baton and ING.

Have a blessed day!